Nesting American Robins

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Erin Moriarty writes, I have American Robins Nesting on my front porch.

I have American Robins Nesting on my front porch. Every year we buy a hanging flower basket for them to nest in. I will now tell you the three basic stages of reproduction I have observed. First, the Mama bird lays the eggs (in this case five) which start to hatch about two weeks later. The scrawny little birds are blind and can barely lift their heads. Next, the baby birds have grown stronger, but are still very thin. Their eyes have still not yet opened, but they are able to lift their heads. Finally, the babies now look more like miniature full-grown birds. They are starting to grow feathers and their eyes are open. The next thing we know, they’ll be having flying lessons, and soon after that flying off to start their lives as fully mature birds. If you want to attract birds, the following imformation may lead to your success. 1. Buy 1 or 2 birdfeeders and keep them FULL. 2. Don’t shoo away or approach the birds